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Nash 'grateful' to Kerr, Warriors for coaching opportunity

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There weren’t many people in the world who got a better seat to watch the Warriors dominate the NBA over the past five years than Steve Nash.

The newly hired Brooklyn Nets head coach served as a player development coach for the Warriors on Steve Kerr’s staff over the past few years. So when Kerr congratulated Nash on his newest gig in the NBA, the Hall of Fame point guard made sure to thank Kerr for giving him the opportunity.

Nash got to work day in and day out with players like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, who he’ll be reuniting with in the Big Apple.

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Warriors general manager Bob Myers particularly was impressed by Nash’s ability to command the respect of the NBA’s elite during his time with the organization.

"There's so much value in the little things, the small details that he can share to guys at that level,” Myers told ESPN. “There's not a lot of teaching left for the most accomplished players in the world. Steph is not going to listen to many people about his jump shot. Steve might be one of the only people in the world outside of Dell [Curry] that he'd give an audience on that conversation."

Perhaps we’ll see Nash and Durant make a run in the Eastern Conference next season, and potentially cross paths with the Warriors once again in the NBA Finals, if (and that’s a big if) both teams can rebound now that their best players are back on the court.